We sat down with professional tattoo artist and CLIP STUDIO PAINT (formerly Manga Studio) lover, Russ Abbott. We got the inside scoop on how he started tattooing and how moving into the digital art space using CLIP STUDIO PAINT, has changed his entire workflow for the better. Here's what he had to say:
CLIP STUDIO PAINT is an illustration, comic book creation and animation program. It’s quickly becoming the industry standard for creating comic books and comic book related artwork, as well as a popular choice for story board artists. So why are digital artists, comic and manga artists choosing CLIP STUDIO PAINT over Photoshop, a program that’s been around for over a decade? We asked Teyon Alexander digital artist and Content Creator for Smith Micro to explain:
When Smith Micro sent out the announcement that the new CLIP STUDIO PAINT update would have animation features, I was thrilled. Finally, frame-by-frame animation in my favorite of all programs! The new features for animation in CLIP STUDIO PAINT are exactly what I've been yearning for from an animation program. This feature is straight-forward, easy to use and you can create an animated video or GIF in no time at all!
Comic artists wishing to create comics that are longer than a single page should consider CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX.
With the latest version of CLIP STUDIO PAINT, digital artists are able to create classical animations from their designs using frame-by-frame techniques. Take a look at these 4 easy steps to achive this in CSP:
It's important to note that with CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO (MS 5) the maximum number of frames is 24, but with the CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX (MS EX 5) version the number of frames is unlimited.
Congrats, you have downloaded the newest CLIP STUDIO PAINT 1.5.4 (Manga Studio) update! Now, you might be wondering how to transfer your customized settings over, not to worry, we have your answer!
We asked CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio) expert and author of "Manga Studio 5 Beginners Guide", Michael Rhodes to explain how to use CLIP STUDIO PAINT on Graphic Tablet Displays on Mac OS X 10.10 or later.
1. Draw Naturally - Amazing Penciling and Inking Skills
CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), one of the worls leading graphic design tools, offers more versatility and flexibility than any other application when drawing, penciling and inking. It is the standard tool for graphic illustrators as well as comic and manga artists. Create original sketches using your mouse or draw naturally with a Pen Tablet. Use scans of your existing paper artwork or import images or photos for use creations. Draw using a suite of familiar tools including pens, pencils, brushes and selection tools. With vector mapping technology and smart pen pressure sensing, CSP gives you incredible sensation of drawing on paper – no other tool can imitate this realistic sensation. CSP also allows you to work on vector layers to create resolution independent images.